Christie Brinkley's Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Is Engaged! See Her Diamond Ring

Singer announces the news on social media on New Year's Day

By Mike Vulpo Jan 02, 2018 12:42 AMTags

New year, new relationship status!

As Alexa Ray Joel kicked off 2018, the singer had a big announcement for her fans and followers on social media. As it turns out, she's totally engaged!

"He said to me: 'Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines.' It was the most beautiful thing anybody's ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!" Alexa shared on Instagram. "So I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked- and FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn't speak... I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring- and he was just hysterically laughing at me!!!" 

So who's the lucky guy? It's restaurateur Ryan Gleason who couldn't help but share a close-up shot of the special ring.

"Luckiest guy in the world!!!!" he wrote online.

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As for the ring, E! News has learned Carelle deserves credit for the gorgeous piece of bling. 

"We at Carelle are honored to have been a part of the union of this wonderful couple," a spokeperson for the company shared with us. "It's always a challenge to design for a specific person, but Ryan knew exactly how to fit Alexa Ray's unique personality and artistic talents, and Chana Regev knew how to interpret those qualities into the design. They both knew that the Florette collection would be the perfect fit for Alexa Ray."

It's a great surprise for Alexa who recently celebrated her 32nd birthday. In fact, it appears that the birthday girl was enjoying a family vacation at a tropical destination when the proposal occurred.

Speaking of family, mom Christie Brinkley was recently asked about the special man in her daughter's life. Spoiler alert: She's a huge fan.

"I totally approve. Nicest guy, real sweetheart," the supermodel explained to Entertainment Tonight. "He just gets her, and I see him sort of looking at her in that special way. It's sweet."

Congratulations to the couple on their big news!